Letter to the editor: Argument falls flat

Posted 12/18/18

Argument falls flat In regard to last week’s article “Finding hope on a flat earth,” the Flat-Earthers state that the world is flat, covered by a dome, and Antarctica is a wall off ice that …

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Letter to the editor: Argument falls flat

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Argument falls flat

In regard to last week’s article “Finding hope on a flat earth,” the Flat-Earthers state that the world is flat, covered by a dome, and Antarctica is a wall off ice that wraps around the flat-circular edge of the Earth. If this were so, north/south round-the-world flights would be impossible as the plane would hit the dome. And how do they account for communication and weather satellites, if there is no space? Are the satellites glued to the top of the dome? When a sailing ship with a tall mast heads out to sea, how come the mast moves downward toward the horizon as it moves on, finally disappearing, unless the world were round? If it were flat, the entire ship would simply shrink away into the distance, all of it in view.

Groups like this always claim the moon landing was faked, yet they seem to forget that there were six of them. When did they start faking all of this? With Sputnik? John Glenn? The Mercury, Gemini series? And why would Russia, our Cold War enemy, not blow the lid off the story? They had the technology to track it. They would have known. Instead, they were humiliated by losing the race to the moon.

In my opinion, the people at the top of groups like this are capitalizing off of other people’s foolishness.

Gregory S. Jones

Castle Rock

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